Nisbet on brink of Easter Road move
HIBERNIAN are poised to sign Dunfermline striker Kevin Nisbet ahead of Dundee United.
The Tangerines had been tracking Nisbet for months under former manager Robbie Neilson but Hibs have stolen a march on their Premiership rivals and hope to seal the deal imminently, and could unveil their latest recruit as soon as this afternoon.
Jack Ross has also tracked Nisbet for a while and Herald and Times Sport understands the player’s first choice of club to join is the Easter Road outfit. It comes with a fee believed to be worth around £250,000 to the Pars, who recently released 17 players due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Leith club, too, have been working under severe financial constraints in recent times, with owner Ron Gordon reportedly ready to cut costs by releasing staff members including coach Colin Nish and Grant Murray.
Former Partick Thistle and Raith Rovers forward Nisbet struck 18 goals in 25 games last season for Stevie Crawford’s side following his move from Stark’s Park.
The 23-year-old had hit an impressive 29 goals in 34 league games before sealing a switch to East End Park.
Nisbet exclusively told H&T Sport recently of his desire to step up to the top tier of Scottish football.
He said: “I know I’ve got the confidence in myself. I can go easily and step-up again. I’m starting to score goals, the confidence is there and I hope to keep hitting the target.”
Dunfermline forward Nisbet